Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality and Tourism

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Program Description

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Hospitality and Tourism program is designed to provide job training for entry-level and first line supervisory level positions in the hospitality/visitor industry. Offering educational training in the field of hospitality/visitor industry will ensure a skilled pool of workers is continuously available to meet the industry’s employment demand on the Island of Hawai‘i. Additionally, making a career path possible to local workers strengthens the human assets of our community. The program was established to:

  • Meet the growing needs of the hotels and related hospitality/visitor organizations by training existing and future employees in basic skills needed to obtain entry-level and supervisory positions.
  • Provide job upgrading skills necessary for career advancement in the hospitality/visitor industry.
  • Develop skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Develop skills in distance learning that will promote lifelong learning.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Effectively and purposely use verbal and nonverbal language about Hospitality and Tourism topics with confidence, and appropriate to the audience.
  • Use critical thinking skills to effectively synthesize and evaluate information from assigned readings and articles through written memos, reports, reflective notes, and essay exams.
  • Conduct presentation projects that include Internet research and visual media.
  • Interact with others through team-building speeches and visual-oral presentations, which are designed to promote teamwork solutions and teach teamwork principles. Values such as respect for diversity, the need for fairness, empathy, and human dignity are stressed.
  • Demonstrate self-management related to the Hospitality Industry through practices that promote physical, mental, and emotional health.
Last updated August 2018

About the School

Aloha, and welcome to Hawai'i Community College. Hawai'i CC is a two-year community college on Hawai'i Island. The college is based in Hilo with a new branch campus in Kona named Hawai'i Community Col ... Read More

Aloha, and welcome to Hawai'i Community College. Hawai'i CC is a two-year community college on Hawai'i Island. The college is based in Hilo with a new branch campus in Kona named Hawai'i Community College – P?lamanui that opened in Fall 2015. Read less